Glossary of Publishing Terms and Abbreviations

In publishing, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of industry jargon and abbreviations. I've listed some of the most common ones here. Acquisitions: This is a phase in the manuscript purchasing process, when the acquiring editor pitches your book to others at their publishing house in order to convince them …

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My Querying Self-Care Checklist

Querying is a rough ride. In a single day, you could receive a full request, a couple of query rejections, and a partial rejection. In fact, it often feels like some cosmic coincidence causes a deluge of responses all in the same afternoon. https://media.giphy.com/media/I6nxG7f3h7qww/giphy.gif [GIF: Rollercoaster] While living in the query trenches, self-care becomes extra …

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Trad-pub vs Self-pub: Pros, Cons, and Why Not Both?

It's the eternal battlefield in writing. Indie publishing versus traditional publishing. So which path is best for you and your book? And can you have the best of both worlds? First off, we'll compare the short-and-sweet primary pros/cons of each, then go into a bit more detail. Self-publishing Pros: Independence and full creative controlHigher royalty …

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Trope Opinion: Enemies-to-lovers

I originally posted this article a while back, but it was hastily written and not very clearly thought-out, so I'm revising and resurrecting it as part of an opinion series on various tropes. So today... I'm gonna dissect my thoughts on Enemies-to-Lovers. Good?Bad?Guilty Pleasure? To be frank, I have mixed feelings. I love a good …

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Self-Pub Research Checklist: Compensation & Pricing

Ok, *cracks knuckles*, let's do this. Here's where things are going to enter a territory that intimidates a lot of writers... math. Buckle up, because this is going to be a long one. In this final part of my series on distilling self-pub research, we're going to talk all about money. How to price your …

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